Cylian Sunsinger

Cylian Sunsinger

Creature — Elf Shaman

{{R,G,W}}: Cylian Sunsinger and each other creature with the same name as it get +3/+3 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cylian Sunsinger Discussion

Tyrant-Thanatos on Double tokens with Mirage Mirror?

2 years ago

Any time a card uses its own name in its text and doesn't otherwise specify, it is referring only to itself, not to other cards with the same name. You will only get a brick counter on the one you activate, and the second ability is looking for the number of counters on itself.

Examples of exceptions: Cylian Sunsinger, Demigod of Revenge, Myr Servitor

Rhadamanthus on If I control multiple copies ...

2 years ago

Just the one you targeted. When a card uses its own name in its rules text, it only means "this object, right here". If it's meant to affect other objects with the same name then it will be written to say something like "cards named (N)" or maybe something along the lines of Cylian Sunsinger.

Gidgetimer on Do both Favored Hoplites receive ...

3 years ago

Both Hada Freeblade and Favored Hoplite have abilities with cards named in the triggers.

With Hada Freeblade it triggers whenever an ally enters the field and puts a counter on itself and only itself no matter how many cards named Hada Freeblade are on the field (as per 201.4).

With Favored Hoplite it triggers when it specifically is targeted (as per 201.4) and puts a counter on and prevents damage to itself and only itself no matter how many cards named Favored Hoplite are on the field (again per 201.4).

Cylian Sunsinger is an example of a card that will affect other cards with the same name as it. Usually a card referring to itself by name is just used for to make the card read in natural language better than "the game object that this ability is on". When it cares about a card's name it will say some variation of "a card named", "cards named", or "with the name".

Epochalyptik on Bomat Courier question !

3 years ago


Whenever a card uses its name in its text, it's a self-reference and merely means "this particular object." An exception would be if the text read "cards named ~," in which case the effect would care about any card with that name, not just one particular object. For example, Mimic Vat's abilities refer to the particular instance of Mimic Vat, whereas Cylian Sunsinger's ability affects any card with the given name.

Epochalyptik on spy kit + Doubling Chant ...

3 years ago

Keep in mind also that a concatenated name would be utterly useless from a practical standpoint. The purpose of Spy Kit is, ostensibly, to allow the equipped creature to take advantage of name-based effects such as that of Cylian Sunsinger or Immediate Action.

See also the logic from my earlier post about split cards, which have multiple sets of characteristics and are not concatenated.

merrowMania on How does Spy Kit work??

3 years ago

I'm only going to address the ramifications of the 'all names' part of the ability, since the rest is the same as any other equipment.

Also, let X = the number of non-legendary creature card names in MtG

Once attached to a creature, that creature has the name of all non-legendary creature cards. This means that whenever a spell or ability references the name of the equipped creature, it receives X values. For example, if you cast Maelstrom Pulse on a White Knight equipped with Spy Kit, you will destroy all non-legendary creatures. This is because when Pulse compares the name of its target to all other nonland permanents, it compares them to all X values, because it is targeting a creature with X names.

As to whether Spy Kit is good, look into cards that reference the name of a creature, such as Conspiracies, Biovisionary or Cylian Sunsinger.

If I left something out or you are still unsure of something, feel free to ask more questions.

Lhurgyof on Conspiracy: Take the Crown Spoiler ...

3 years ago

Cylian Sunsinger works well with the spy kit.

merrowMania on Furyblade Vampire - +3/0 for ...

3 years ago

An example of a card that works like you proposed is Cylian Sunsinger.